This adjective refers to those objects whose dimensions exactly comply with those indicated for it. In the same way, they can talk about those garments that are adjusted to the body, because they are made with certain fabrics or because their measurements are the same as those of their owner. As an adverb, the word exact serves to indicate adherence to a certain statement or affirmation; in other words, it is used as a device to let the other participant know that what he is stating is correct. It is also the name given to the cutter, the instrument used to cut a variety of materials derived from paper, as well as meat or solids.

This word entered the vocabulary of the Spanish language around the 17th century, as a loan from Latin, in the form of the word “exactus”, which in turn originates from “exigere” (heavy), so its translation would be “accurately weighed.” Over time, its meaning began to be oriented towards the measurement between two established limits, which, respected, would become exact. Within everyday speech, it should be noted, the perception of accuracy can vary from person to person, according to their perspective and experience. On the other hand, in the scientific field, accuracy can be measured by various methods, which are completely objective and reliable.

The exact or cutters, meanwhile, are small knives used to cut a wide variety of materials. These, in general, are covered by a plastic casing, with different designs and motifs, in addition to having a sharp steel blade inside. It is usually used for jobs that require a lot of precision and whose materials are rigid.